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DUBLIN (Reuters) – One of the two Northern Irish men charged with manslaughter over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last month challenged attempts to extradite him to Britain in an Irish court on Thursday. Britain began extradition proceedings on Nov. 1, a week after the […]

BISSAU (Reuters) – After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm. The vote will pit President Jose Mario Vaz against old rival and former Prime […]

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for the Evening Standard newspaper. The Conservatives and Labour are sucking support from the Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party, the […]

SEOUL/DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it had seized, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen said on Wednesday. The seizure on Sunday was the latest incident at sea around Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed coalition of Arab states against the […]

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s first printed Christmas card has gone on show at the Charles Dickens Museum in London, just over a month before the Royal Mail deadline for posting Christmas cards in Britain. The card was printed in 1843, the year the Victorian author published “A Christmas Carol”, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge […]

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats launched their manifesto on Wednesday, setting out the policies they would put into place if they are elected to government on Dec. 12. The party is in third place in opinion polls and expected to fall a long way short of forming their own majority government. But […]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition party called on Wednesday for an early election but ruled out withdrawing from parliament to protest the government’s dismissal of dozens of its mayors who were elected earlier this year. Authorities have removed 24 mayors of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) since August, mainly due to alleged links to […]

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia’s tripartite inter-ethnic presidency agreed on Tuesday to nominate economist Zoran Tegeltija, a Serb, as prime minister-designate 13 months after an election, a spokesman for the Serb ruling SNSD party told Reuters. Tegeltija was proposed a year ago by Bosnia’s presidency Serb member Milorad Dodik, who is also the SNSD head, but […]

ALGIERS (Reuters) – An Algerian court has jailed four protesters for 18 months for disrupting a candidate’s campaign for the Dec. 12 presidential election which is opposed by a mass protest movement. The court sentenced the four on Monday after protests on Sunday in the western city of Tlemcen, where one of the five candidates, […]

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s High Court said on Monday it will extradite Venezuela’s former military intelligence chief to the United States, reversing its earlier decision to refuse the request. Hugo Carvajal, an ally of Venezuela’s late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez, is wanted by U.S. authorities on allegations of drug trafficking. He has previously denied the […]